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Conference on Democratization And Reconciliation in Burma Today

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New Delhi: Burmese activists living in exile are today organizing a discussion and interactive session on the theme ‘Democratisation and Reconciliation: Burma at Crossroads’ in the capital today.

In view of the new government taking power in Burma (Myanmar) and the release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi from seven consecutive years of house arrest, and the ongoing civil war and ethnic strife in Burma, the discussion will be organised at the India International Centre (IIC) between 2pm-5pm.

Speakers will include:

Shirley Seng, Kachin Women’s Association, Thailand: ‘Ceasefire agreements & Peace Process with Ethnic Armed Groups’

Nyo Ohn Myint, Secretary, Foreign Affairs, National League for Democracy (Liberated Areas): ‘Democratization Process After 2010 Elections’

Khin Ohnmar, Secretary, Foreign Affairs, Forum for Democracy in Burma: ‘International Responses to Democratization Process in Burma’

Participants will also include Indian academics and activists.

The session will be preceded by screening of the documentary film “The World’s Longest Ongoing War”, of 25 minutes duration.

For details contact: Thin Thin Aung (9891252316) or Alana (9968291645)

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